Mika is a part of the storytelling and narrative shift work of Headwaters. She is driven by everything strategy when it comes to rebuilding our community’s political imagination. To Mika, telling stories from our own communities, disrupting public narratives, and centering joy as resistance are all crucial in the process of reimagining what our communities can be.
She brings her past experiences in political communications, art, and community organizing to build momentum for our movements online. Mika feels lucky to have worked alongside so many advocates, including in the fight for bodily autonomy and economic justice in Nebraska as well as with youth-led immigrant justice organizers in Minnesota.
Mika is a 1.5 generation Japanese American who grew up moving between the two countries. Living in the gray area of race, class, immigration, and nationality, she appreciates the nuances of community and the ways we can go beyond narratives that essentialize our identities.
Connect with Mika to talk about Headwaters’ communications and storytelling, ways to collaborate, or anything social media!